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    January 30, 2014

    Scarpetta's Nina Compton Advances to Top Chef Finals

    The last few moments of last night's Top Chef was tense, to say the least. Two cheftestants stood before the judges table, holding hands. One would end their journey, with the other advancing to the Top Chef finale and one step close to winning the title and $125,000 cash. Nina Compton and Shirley ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    October 10, 2013

    Top Chef New Orleans Recap: Rebuilding and Feeding

    New Orleans is one of the oldest and greatest cities in the United States, filled with people who have deep roots and love for their crazy, enchanted place in the world. A visit to the French Quarter or Garden District now, shows an area that's thriving and alive. But further up the road, there is s ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    Top Chef New Orleans Recap: Miami is the Queen of the Swamps, Baby

    The first episode of every new season of Top Chef is chaotic. Montages of cheftestants pulling wheelie bags through airports and meeting their roommates takes up precious time. Plus, there are so many new faces to learn before the half dozen or so standouts rise up in the second or third episode. B ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Top Chef Season 11 Premieres Tonight: Miami Represents

    Season 11 of Top Chef, the Bravo cooking competition that paved the way for the cooking-show craze, premieres tonight. This time, the cheftestants compete in New Orleans, where regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Gail Simmons are joined by Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Though some critic ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    November 28, 2012

    Steven Tyler Says "I'm Not a Racist," Halfheartedly Apologizes to Nicki Minaj

    "Pink" may be Steven Tyler's "fav-o-rite co-lor, but the jury's still out on whether he's down with brown (skin). Current American Idol judge Nicki Minaj thinks that the former Idol judge and Aerosmith frontman is a racist for assuming that she'd send Bob Dylan "to the cornfield" if he were to app ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Nicki Bitches Out Mariah: "I'm Not F#$%ing Putting Up with Her F#$%ing Highness"

    All is not well on the set of American Idol. More evidence that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey despise one another was revealed last night after a video of the two Idol judges bickering like two drunk Hialeah chongas at an Ale House was leaked onto the Internet. According to TMZ, Nicki and Mariah ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Top Chef Cruise Adds Fabio Viviani, Hubert Keller Dance Party

    Once again the good people at Bravo have found a way to delight us and scare the pants off of us at the same time. The cable network that has given us all those Real Housewives, Rachel Zoe, and Padma Lakshmi know how to put on a good train wreck. So now it's time for the most awesome shipwreck of al ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Top Chef Cruise Sets Sail From Miami in April

    Calling all Miami Top Chef fans. Clear your calendars because you're about to set sail on the Top Chef cruise.That's right, mateys. Top Chef: The Cruise sets sail April 11, 2013 from the Port of Miami. The cruise, on board the Celebrity Constellation, will give fans of the Bravo cooking competition ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    July 12, 2012

    Steven Tyler Quits American Idol: "It's Time for Me to Let Go of My Mistress, American Idol"

    See also "A Timeline of Steven Tyler's Transition From Sex Symbol to 63-Year-Old Grandma" and "Charlie Sheen May Join American Idol as Judge: Cigarettes, Sloppy Kisses, Other Predictions." Whoa ... Is it possible that Charlie Sheen might actually get hired as an American Idol judge? Well, we here ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Charlie Sheen May Join American Idol as Judge, Three Predictions

    It's safe to say that American Idol's run as America's favorite reality competition show is fading. Last season's ratings were significantly lower than previous years and, quite frankly, many of us can't name three Idol winners that aren't Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jordin Sparks. Nev ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    November 17, 2011

    Top Chef Texas Recap: Motherf**king Snakes and a Quinceañera

    Photo by Virginia Sherwood/BravoUnfortunately, Padma wasn't the quinceañera.​The dust of more than a dozen would-be cheftestants hauling it back to where they came from has finally cleared, and now it's time to really start the new season of Top Chef: Texas. The show promises to move around the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas Contestant Molly Brandt Talks About Working on a Ship

    ​Courtesy of Molly BrandtMolly Brandt, executive chef at 150 Central Park, dishes about Top Chef.​Top Chef: Texas premiered last week with a gigantic cast of cheftestants, including two chefs with local ties, Lindsay Autry, executive chef at Michelle Bernstein's restaurant at the Omphoy Palm Bea ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Top Chef: The Tour Arrives in Miami June 1

    Photo by Heidi Gutman/BravoTop Chef: The Tour's stop at New York City.​Do you swoon when you hear Fabio Vivian speak? Squeal every time Clara Hall says "Hootie hoo"? Well, then you are in luck, because Top Chef is taking its show on the road. The creatively named Top Chef: The Tour will stop in So ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 28, 2010

    Chad Waltrip, Amazing Race Contestant, Accused of Racism in Firing Three Black Employees

    via CBS Waltrip and girlfriend Stephanie Smith on The Amazing Race. On the show, Smith warned that Waltrip "gets out his anger or energy by yelling at other people."​When Chad Waltrip appeared recently on the CBS reality TV show The Amazing Race, three of his co-workers in Miami say they ha ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Top Chef All-Stars Premieres Tonight

    Matthias Clamer/Bravo ​Top Chef Season Eight premieres tonight with a cast of all-stars (contestants from previous seasons who didn't take the title) and it sounds like we may be in for a treat. It really won't take much for this season to outshine Top Chef: Washington, D.C. -- likely the worst s ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    September 16, 2010
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    September 2, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Houston, We Have a Problem, Episode 12

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoWas it really Tiffany's time?​A lot of Top Chef fans complain the DC edition has been boring. Yeah, there have been some duds, but Las Vegas was much worse. The Voltaggio brothers were too good to be on Top Chef and blew out the competition week after week. Where's t ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Top Chef Upsets The Amazing Race to Win the Emmy

    Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio won the Emmy last night. ​Last night, Top Chef pulled off a major upset in the Outstanding Reality Competition Program category at the 62nd annual Emmy Awards. For seven years, since the category was introduced, The Amazing Race has swept the competition. ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Making Concessions, Episode 11

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTiffany and Ed hit it out of the park this week.​Last night on Top Chef, we were treated to an opening sequence of frontrunner Ed donning a hideous yellow housedress as the roommates laughed. Actually, Ed was wearing Tiffany's dress. Hmmm. How did that happen?In anot ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Covert Cuisine, Episode 10

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/Bravo​With the departure of Kenny, I wasn't looking forward to this episode of Top Chef. I thought it would be all about Angelo and his ego. And in a way it was; just not the usual bragging and posturing. Dude seemed off his game last night. What was consistent in this ep ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Restaurant Wars, Episode 9

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTom Colicchio and Kenny.​Each season of Top Chef, everyone looks forward to one episode in particular: "Restaurant Wars." Last night, the show celebrated the episode with a bang. And the result was kind of surprising.Before "Restaurant Wars," however, we got a shot o ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Foreign Affairs, Episode 8

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoMarcus Samuelson and Padma Lakshmi​Can we just skip this middling episode and embrace the fabulousness that is Restaurant Wars next week? The preview looks like the drama-filled, make-it-or-break it moments Top Chef is celebrated for. So excited.In the meantime, with ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Power Lunch, Episode 7

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoPack up your knives, Andrea.​This episode began with some obligatory scenes in the Top Chef brownstone. While Angelo was missing ousted Tamesha, Kenny was still licking his wounds from being sent to Judges' Table by his peers: "For the last challenge I wasn't on the ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Cold War, Episode Recap

    Andrea Curto-Randazzo stares down Michelle Bernstein and Padma Lakshmi. ​Prior to the airing of this episode of Top Chef, I saw that Michelle Bernstein (of Michy's and Sra. Martinez) would be one of the judges. I wondered if this would work for or against Talula chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo. The Mia ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Everyone Gets Crabs, Episode 5 Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoAndrea is finally on top!​This episode of Top Chef marked the first of the show's fauxmances, with the pairing off of Angelo and Tamesha in one corner, and Ed and Tiffany in another. Is it a sign of gamesmanship or true love? Or are these lusty chefs getting lonely i ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Intern Picnic Par-tay, Episode 3 Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoStop playing it safe Andrea!​Another episode of Top Chef, another episode of the same: Angelo and Kenny continue to whoop everyone's ass, Homegirl Andrea floats around in contestant purgatory, which isn't a good place to be. Her  food is passable for now, but ho ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Top Chef's Andrea Curto-Randazzo's Video Rant

    Top Chef's Andrea Curto-Randazzo. ​Miami Top Chef contestant Andrea Curto-Randazzo has taken to YouTube to vent some frustrations (you hear that, Padma!), give her fellow reality stars some shout-outs and throw out the word "cock." The Talula and Water Club chef's "I'm Just Sayin' " video rant is ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    The Return of Top Chef: Season Premiere Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoGo Andrea, go!Season seven of Top Chef launched last night and it was great to see a very buxom Padma Lakshmi and no-nonsense Tom Colicchio return to the airwaves. This version of Top Chef is set in Washington D.C., and the puns about cooking in our nation's capital en ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein To Be A Judge on Top Chef Once Again

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersMichelle Bernstein. ​Last night at a casual dinner at Michy's, Short Order found out that chef/proprietor Michelle Bernstein judged an episode of the new season of Top Chef, which begins this Wednesday night on Bravo. While Bernstein has officiated Top Chef in the past ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Carmen Gonzalez Wins in Second Episode of Top Chef Masters Season 2

    The only chef with a Miami connection in the second season of Bravo's Top Chef Masters won last night's episode. After a bout of unlucky events, Carmen Gonzalez seemed an unlikely winner in an elimination challenge that required the chefs to put their twist on soul food for actor Mekhi Phifer's bir ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Announcements: Danny Gokey's Culture Room Show Nixed

    ​American Idol Season 8 star Danny Gokey, who finished third behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, will not perform at the Culture Room on April 8, according to the venue's website. Gokey's debut country album My Best Days is selling briskly, though. The album's first single is "My Best Days A ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    September 17, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    Miami-Based Designer Cast in Bravo's Project Runway Replacement

    Today marks the end of the gayest squabble in TV history since the great Paul Lynde-Charles Nelson Reilly game-show feud of the '70s. The Weinstein Company and NBC Universal have finally settled their legal battle over Project Runway. The Result? ProjRun's sixth season will air as planned on cat- ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Feed me, Colicchio

    Top chef takes top billing

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    February 17, 2009

    Are You Obese? Talented? Both? NBC Wants You

    Riptide was actually not aware that NBC bothered to broadcast anything besides 30 Rock, The Office, and the "I really, really hope one day it gets funny" Kath & Kim. But apparently those shows aren't paying the bills, so they've got a schedule full of sweet, sweet reality television, and as alwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Amazingly, This Race Show Has Gone on 14 Seasons

    There have been 14 seasons of The Amazing Race? That is just, kind of, amazing, because I've never watched more than five seconds of it at a time. Also, consider that unlike so many other reality shows, The Race has never really contributed a catch phrase or pseudo-celebrity to the public consciousn ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    DiLido Beach Club's Jeff McInnis Contestant in Upcoming Season of Top Chef

    The Hot Chef of some anonymous New Timer's dreams. Miami has been doing pretty good for itself in the Bravo TV reality show arena lately, with Kendall-ite Dee Adames being crowned Shear Genius. Though we don't have a horse in the Project Runway race this season (which is fine, considering it's the ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    "Hot Chef of our Dreams" on Bravo's Top Chef

    The Hot Chef of some anonymous New Timer's dreams. Miami has been doing pretty good for itself in the Bravo TV reality show arena lately, with Kendall-ite Dee Adames being crowned Shear Genius. Though we don't have a horse in the Project Runway race this season (which is fine. worst. season. ever.), ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Faux Hawked Kendall Hair Dresser is Shear Genius

    via Bravo Considering the all around failure of our sports teams, those who like to root, root, root for the home team may have better luck switching over to frivolous Bravo reality competition shows. I don't know what would be more humiliating for Dolphins fans: last season or their friends find ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007

    Beyond Fierce

    See what it’s all about at In Fashion ’07.

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    June 21, 2007

    Celebrity Sway

    The Dancing with the Stars tour glides into town

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    May 25, 2006
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